OVS K-5 Newsletter
Omaha Virtual Elementary School
New K12 Homepage for K-5 Courses
Important Dates for 2nd Semester
K12 Online Clubs
Are you interested in joining an online cooking, art, or music club? Take a look at these club options from K12!
Anxiety Workshop for Parents
Ms. Rogers' Classroom Info
Number Sense and estimation are huge skills that we have been practicing all year long! Both of these math skills are so important as learners continue to grow and learn new concepts.
On Wednesday our #EpicPals Book Club met and read the book A Mother's Journey. Click here to read the book!
Kindergarten and 1st Grade learners each have a Phonics assessment to complete in Seesaw. Please be sure that your learner completes this, I listen to each one and use it for a grade.
I will be meeting with F2F learners on Tuesday and Remote Learners on Thursday. I would like to explore Minecraft with them. I know that some have more experience with Minecraft than others. If you want to explore with your learner prior to class, you can open the Minecraft Education app on your learner's iPad and login with their s-login and student ID number.
**January Book-It Calendars due on January 29th. I will update OneNote with the February Calendar.
Looking Ahead: January 25th-29th
Monday: Phonics (Required)
Tuesday: F2F Learners come to our building!!!
Wednesday: Phonics (Required); #EpicPals Club (Optional)
Thursday: Remote-Learner Class (Required)
Friday: Phonics (Required) and Specials (Required)
Week in Review:
We continued with our unit on Sequencing this week. Learners were able to choose the topic they will be demonstrating. They also got started writing the lists of steps needed to accomplish the task. Please make sure they have their steps completed by class time next week. We did a fun Geometry Scavenger Hunt where they looked around their house and took pictures of shapes and lines they saw and then uploaded them to the correct column in Padlet.
We will be finalizing the written steps during class tomorrow. These steps will use transitional words such as: next, after that, then, at last, finally, etc. We will be using the screen recording feature of the iPads. I will be sending out a video on how to add it to your Control Center. Please make sure you have this added before class next week. Thanks!
Optional Help Time- Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-2:00 will be a time your learner can join me for any extra help they may need. Please email me in advance. I will not be in the session unless you contact me.
Minecraft Club! - Reminder, it is held on Wednesdays from 11:00-11:45. This is an optional club. Participate every week, every other week, monthly, it doesn’t matter. There will be a different challenge to complete each week!
Next week’s Schedule:
Tuesday: F2F 8:30-11:30, 12:30-3:30
Wednesday: Phonics, Minecraft Club (Optional)
Thursday: Remote AM and PM
Friday: Phonics and Coding (Specials are not optional)
Mrs. Walker's Class
Week In Review:
This week we started our novels! I will be emailing students to remind them what they need to read at home before we meet next. This weeks guidance lesson was about compliments, ask your learner the difference between inside/outside compliments. Also, I told them to give someone a compliment, so hopefully they did!
We tried something in class called Pear Deck this week. It is making the online lessons a lot more interactive. Students are able to answer questions and show what they know as I am teaching which is a game changer for online lessons!
4th Grade- Read chapter 4-8 pages 15-35
5th Grade- Read to page 45
Next week I will not be available on Thursday-Friday. All Thursday remote lessons will be at the same time but on Wednesday. If your learner can not attend I will give them an online version of what we do in class. The guidance lesson will be similar, and students will complete the lesson at their own pace. I will send an email with more information.
4th Graders are reading The Terrible Two by Mac Barnett and Jory John.
5th Graders are reading the book called Ungifted by Gordon Korman. Both books are available on Epic Books. You can also get a copy of the books from the library or order it from Amazon if your learner would rather read an actual book.